Feature - February 24, 2023
Recent social media posts from courts and educators in California tell the stories of courtrooms staying open on nights and weekends for the return of the Mock Trial Program, an annual competition held remotely for the last two years.
Feature - June 28, 2022
“This year’s budget represents an unprecedented investment in our judicial branch,” said Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye.
News Release - May 13, 2022
Revised budget proposal includes funding for a Judicial Council unit to provide training, technical assistance, and legal support to California’s trial courts on environmental and climate change issues.
Feature - July 12, 2021
Governor Gavin Newsom signed a budget that includes $1.2 billion in new funding for the judicial branch, including restoring $200 million in previous cuts and making major investments in judicial branch programs improving access to justice.
News Release - January 8, 2021
California Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye on Friday issued the following statement on the Governor’s budget proposal for the judicial branch:
Feature - August 6, 2020
Since the COVID-19 state of emergency issued in mid-March, courts around the state have been holding more court hearings remotely. Now courts are looking for ways to expand remote technology to support community engagement.
Feature - June 30, 2020
The budget cuts $200 million from the state court system, though $150 million could be restored if the federal government sends additional aid by the fall.
News Release - June 29, 2020
"We in the judicial branch will do our best to serve the public in these unprecedented times of a global pandemic and recession," Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye said.
News Release - June 3, 2020
Guide addresses more than 200 questions and topics related to facilities, personnel, jury management, case management and processing, and communications.
Feature - February 25, 2020
Starting Monday, March 2, North County residents will no longer be required to drive to downtown San Diego to file their probate matters.
News Release - January 10, 2020
California Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye today issued a statement on Gov. Gavin Newsom's budget proposal for the judicial branch.
News Release - September 24, 2019
The formula forms the basis of the Judicial Needs Assessment, which estimates California needs an additional 173 judges.